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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Gateway to Argentina: Eckerd Explores Buenos Aires

Registration now open!

A month-long Argentine experience that begins with two weeks of interactive virtual workshops followed by 10 incredible days in the city called the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires. We have partnered with the prestigious Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA) International Studies Division to meticulously craft an OLLI-exclusive trip that offers unparalleled adventure!

Dates in Buenos Aires: November 4-14, 2024

Immerse yourself in the captivating culture, history and natural beauty of Buenos Aires. You will have a rare opportunity to hear from experts on Argentinian politics, history, economics, and global topics. UCA staff will lead us to see the top sights and help us understand the context. We will also take three full-day excursions away from the city that include a visit to a working ranch complete with authentic gauchos where we will be treated to a memorable asada or barbeque feast, a boat ride to Colonia del Sacramento, an historic Portuguese settlement in Uruguay, and a trip to Tigre, a river delta town!

Bring your dancing shoes because we will have a tango lesson and enjoy the nightlife only found in Buenos Aires, and take in a theatrical performance!


Our days in Buenos Aires will be spent together and we will travel by city metro or will be walking. Everyone will be provided a SUBE metro card, for easy access to the train. We will explore outdoor neighborhood markets as we experience the culture and history of this amazing community out in the city and among the locals. 

To learn more about this program, view the June 26th, 2024 Zoom information session recording (if asked, enter Passcode: cx7+8^7+)

A full itinerary can be found here or by clicking the Learn More & Register button at the bottom of the page.


One more special feature of this program is the chance to extend your stay and take either a two or four-week intensive conversational Spanish class with UCA. They will arrange homestay with a vetted family where you will be fully immersed in Spanish enjoying breakfast and dinner with them daily, while attending classes on campus in the mornings and participating in activities using your new skills in the afternoons. Discover more about this add-on opportunity by downloading the flyer here.


Registration



Cost is $3,700 per person double occupancy (add $500 for single supplement) and does not include airfare, but does include almost everything else, including:

  • 6 Pre-departure workshops on food, music and art of Argentine
  • 9 nights’ accommodations at an upscale, full-service hotel, Tango de Mayo
  • Almost all of your meals (9B, 8L, 6D)
  • Three full-day excursions out of Buenos Aires visiting: Historic Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay, Tigre, and a working cattle ranch
  • Lectures from notable UCA professors and staff on the history, culture, and economy of Argentina
  • All entry fees to museums and field trip venues
  • Tango lesson and performance
  • Metro transporation
  • Staff guides for the entire trip
  • Emergency medical insurance that includes cancellation and trip interruption for medical conditions that are not pre-existing
  • More!

 

You can hold your spot today with a refundable deposit of $500. Space is limited, so don’t miss this unique opportunity to spend time in an amazing, historic city on an Eckerd-only trip curated just for our lifelong learners. Lonely Planet says, “Buenos Aires combines faded colonial architecture with Latin passion, dynamite dining and a robust nightlife. Sexy and alive, this beautiful city gets under your skin.

Learn More & Register Now!

 

 

Questions? Please contact Judy Tilton, Study Travel Manager, tiltonjd@eckerd.edu.